- An unnamed corps member has been arrested
- The NYSC member was arrested for what has been described as election malpractice
- He is currently at the police station for questioning
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In what will be a big blow to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a corps member working as INEC ad hoc staff has been arrested by the police after allegedly getting involved in election malpractices.
The incident occurred at Ward 4, PU 07, Ekpoma (Esan west LGA) area of the state, the Cable reports.
The newspaper added that the corps member was subsequently taken to the police station for questioning.
Following his arrest, some police officers led by the DPO met with other INEC officials at the PU.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Edo state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has called the attention of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to the alleged malpractice in Akoko Edo.
In a tweet by the Edo APC on Saturday afternoon, September 19, the state opposition party alleged that its agent in Akoko Edo Ward 6 Unit 14 has been driven away by the agent of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It further claimed that it is "PDP people" voting in the unit, describing the development as an attempt to rig out Pastor Ize-Iyamu who is the party's flagbearer.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that card readers are not working in areas considered to be Governor Godwin Obaseki's stronghold in the ongoing governorship election in Edo state.
A statement issued on behalf of the party by Governor Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, stated that "There is deliberate election manipulation in areas where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki is popular."
Edo governorship election is currently ongoing in all the 18 local government areas in the state with voters trooping out to decide who will rule them for another four-year term.
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